Name: CPT Karl Friedrick Erb (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/20/1967 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 25.7
Date of Birth: 09/04/1941
Home City: Indianapolis, IN
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/1 AVN 1 INF
Major organization: 1st Infantry Division
Flight class: 66-12
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 20E-057
Short Summary: Crash.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 64-13762
Service number: O5530492
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: drowning
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 10/10/1966
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 03
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: CALVARY CEMETERY, INDIANAPOLIS, IN
The following information secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: non-battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: officer
This record was last updated on 04/26/2002
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